Tuna, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Tuna, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
Preparation time
30 mins
Cooking time
30 mins
Difficulty
moderate
Serves
3 people
Dinner

Tuna, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad.

Relish this Italian-inspired tuna salad packed with mozzarella cheese, tomato and basil – a mild dinner made ready in 30 minutes.

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Tuna, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

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Ingredients

Tuna

  • 1/2 lb. tuna steaks
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced

Salad

  • 3 large Italian plum tomatoes, sliced lengthwise
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons purchased balsamic vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Heat grill. Drizzle both sides of tuna steaks with oil; rub with garlic. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes to marinate.
  2. Meanwhile, arrange tomato slices around outside edge of large serving plate or platter. Arrange cheese slices inside ring of tomatoes, overlapping tomatoes slightly. Drizzle with vinaigrette; sprinkle with basil. Set aside.
  3. When ready to grill, place tuna on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork. Do not turn tuna. Flake fish into chunks; arrange in center of tomatoes and cheese on platter.
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